My day, by me
07:30 Get up, feeling really rather excited about the prospect of being gainfully employed again.
07:35 Cheerfully brushing teeth. Manage to knock half a filling out of one of my front teeth, thereby making self look like some bruiser that hangs out in biker bars. Consoled by reminding self that conveniently have dentist appointment on Wednesday. Still, can't help feeling as though it's a bad start to the day.
09:00 Leave house 30 mins later than planned. Not good. Was planning to discover public footpath across fields to cut journey by half but as not sure of start point of said route, ended up walking the full 2.5 miles up hills on the road due to unhelpful locals not knowing location of route either. Not v. happy about this, as wearing inappropriate footwear for road hiking.
09:45 Arrive work, 15 mins early. V.good.
10:00 - 15:00 Work. Head chef, who had seemed v.nice in interviews, turns out to be a bit of a dick. Not important though, as evidently does absolutely no work in the kitchen whatsoever, therefore sparing self of annoying presence. Instead discover that 18 year old boy who's worked there three weeks is mostly in charge of showing me the ropes. Luckily, he is competent - also a former student of Housemate Jen, and he recognised me on sight (how? Why?). Not sure whether this is good thing or not. But he is snowboarder, so v. interesting to talk to.
15:00 Snowboard Boy hands in his notice (was I that bad?). Only have person to have fun discussions with until Friday now. :( Spent two hours between shifts sitting in pub reading and sketching and rueing the inappropriate footwear as feet definitely complaining.
17:15 - 21:00 Work. Or rather, no work, as place was dead. Lots of time sititng around doing nothing - and when jobs did materialise, it seemed I was miraculously expected to know how to make things, where everything was kept and have memorised the entire menu. Um?
21:00 Aching. Begin walk home, and am ready to tackle Field!Walk as know where it begins on route from work. Keep in mind Housemate Jen's instructions of 'begin walk and just keep going straight!
21:25 Have been tharwted in goal of keeping going straight by no signposts, herds of cows, a small wood, barred gates and failing light. Lost. Inappropriate footwear causing v. much pain.
21:40 Decide that Housemate Jen is a directionally-challenged weirdo. Climb heavily barred gate and cheat, but find destination! Hurrah!
21:50 Discover that had I found public footpath this morning and followed said directions, I would never have made it to work at all, as Housemate Jen would have had me walking on the wrong side of the road in the wrong direction. Am hobbling at this point.
22:10 Arrive home. Phone rings five minutes later. Is mother, to report the findings of her cardiologist appointment today. It appears she has heart failure.
Really do not feel good about this at all.
23:00 - 23:45 Much needed shower and rehydration. Write this account so I can put the whole damn day behind me. Only have to do it all again tomorrow, although hopefully without the getting lost part. I have the legacy of blisters to make up for it though, so it all evens out.
And now, I am so crashing. M'ways people...Susan - hi! Have friended you back. :D! I'll get on the security thing as soon as I can stay awake to do it. Merc - I discovered some things about Puck that made Stan go :o!! so the oom is being extended a little, hence lateness. Also - well, see account of day. And...there was someone else I had to relay something to but I've forgotten. It'll come to me, sorry!
Night all. :)